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Virginia to Suspend Lane Closures, Construction to Ease Holiday Travel

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will lift lane closures where possible during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to help make your travel quicker and easier.

The department will also suspend most highway work zones on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, December 22 until noon Tuesday, December 26. Lane closures will also be lifted from noon Friday, December 29 to noon Tuesday, January 2.

Those traveling for the Christmas holiday will likely see the most congestion from midday to evening on Saturday, December 23, and Tuesday, December 26, with the most notable congestion being on Interstate 95 south. During the New Year’s holiday, the most notable congestion periods are between noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, and Sunday, December 31. Some congestion is also expected during the afternoon hours of Tuesday, January 2.


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Overnight Ramp Closures for I-95 Construction This Week in Baltimore

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports the following travel advisory for I-95 construction in Baltimore this week.

  • The ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 East (Outer Loop), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).
  • Weather permitting, Sunday, Dec. 17, through Thursday, Dec. 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!


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I-95 Lane Closures, Ramp Restrictions This Week in Philadelphia

Motorists using Interstate 95 in Philadelphia will encounter overnight lane closures and daytime lane restrictions on several ramps for construction related activities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The schedule is:

  • Sunday, December 17, through Saturday, December 23, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures will be in place periodically on the northbound on- and off-ramps and on the southbound off-ramp at the Cottman Avenue Interchange for construction activities;
  • Monday, December 18, through Friday, December 22, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the left lane will be closed periodically on northbound I-95 between the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges for soil borings in the median; and
  • Monday, December 18, through Friday, December 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions will be in place periodically on the northbound I-95 ramp to Aramingo Avenue and on the ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge to I-95 south for soil borings.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The work at the Cottman Avenue ramps is part of the $212 million reconstruction and widening of I-95 at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange. The soil borings are part of the advance engineering activities related to upcoming construction at the I-95 Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges.


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I-95 Travel Restrictions This Week in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following I-95 highway restrictions that may impact your travel through December 22, 2017.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, near Exit 13 (Airport Connector), left lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: On the ramp from I-95 South to Rte. 37 East, under Rte. 37 West, alternating lane closures for a bridge inspection, Tuesday night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 South, from Exit 8 (Rte. 2) to the Hillsgrove Bridge at Service Ave., left lane closed for drainage work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

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Delaware DOT Issues Winter Weather Traffic Alert

The Delaware Department of Transportation reports that the National Weather Service has announced a winter weather advisory that will be in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon until 9:00 p.m. this evening. During the evening commute, motorists should plan for slippery roadway conditions with one to three inches of snow projected. This afternoon and evening, commuters should also be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews are pre-treating primary roads, bridges, overpasses, and ramps with brine in Sussex County. In Kent and New Castle Counties, residual salt from operations earlier in the week is a sufficient pre-treatment ahead of this storm.

During plowing or salting operations, DelDOT recommends that motorists do not pass the plow, and drive a few car lengths from the back of the vehicle.

Bridges, overpasses, and ramps freeze sooner than approach roads. Slowing down before traveling over an elevated roadway and keeping steady momentum without braking will help you keep control of your vehicle.

Variable message boards will be activated if needed, to notify drivers of imminent conditions.

When confronting winter storm conditions, DelDOT advises motorists to follow the following suggestions:

Stay informed and plan ahead by listening to weather reports, run errands before the storm arrives, and if you must drive in bad weather leave plenty of time to reach your destination. If your trip can be delayed until after the storm passes, stay off the road.

Be sure windows are free of ice, and brush snow off the vehicle before departing.

Slow down and don’t use cruise control. Stopping distances are lengthened when driving on snow and ice, and you will have more time and vehicle control when reacting to the unexpected.


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Ramp Closure, Detour for I-95 Construction in Baltimore Begins Sunday

The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that the ramp from southbound I-95 to southbound MD 295 (Exit 52) will be closed temporarily to traffic. The detour route will direct motorists to I-695 East (Outer Loop), to southbound MD 295 (Exit 7A).

The temporary closure is necessary as crews will be performing bridge repairs.

Weather permitting, the ramp closure and detour is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, through Thursday, December 21, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.


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AAA Holiday Travel Headache Hotspots

INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), reports that based on historical and recent travel trends, they expect drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion before the holiday week – on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. For example, drivers in New York City could see travel times peak at three times a normal trip between 3:30 and 5:30pm.

“With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros,” says Dr. Graham Cookson, chief economist & head of research at INRIX. “Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak times altogether or consider alternative routes.”

Here are the worst days and times to travel…


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Multiple Work Zones on I-95 in Fredericksburg, Expect Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate multiple work zones midday and overnight on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound this week in the Fredericksburg area.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Southbound

  • Aquia Creek Bridge (mile marker 145) Stafford County
    Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Aquia Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. the following morning except on Friday when all lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. The Aquia Creek bridge is located at mile marker 145, just north of Exit 143/Route 610.
  • Exit 130B (Route 3)
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday ˗˗ 6 a.m. Friday
    The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project. All lanes will reopen at 1 p.m. the following day except on Friday, when all lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. Expect brief delays at the interchange.
  • Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County
    Tuesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound will be closed near Exit 126/Massaponax will close at 9 p.m. to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Route 1 followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 7 a.m. Expect overnight delays near the interchange.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. except on Friday, when all lanes will open at 6 a.m. Crews are working to continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.

Interstate 95 Northbound

  • Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County
    Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane will be closed on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
  • Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
    Tuesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    The on-ramp carrying traffic from westbound Route 3 to I-95 northbound will be narrowed to allow crews to work safely along the shoulder of the ramp. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working along the shoulder of the ramp.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Daytime shoulder closures
    Monday ˗˗ Thursday , 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities.
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 2:30 p.m.
    A single, left lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 118 will be closed near the interchange for construction activities
  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Off-Ramp Spotsylvania County
    Monday ˗˗ Friday, 8:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    The Exit 118 off-ramp which carries traffic from I-95 southbound to Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane for storm sewer installation. Drivers should be alert to construction crews and equipment working in the right lane and right shoulder of the ramp. Expect brief delays at the interchange. The work is related to the I-95 overpass replacement project and widening of Mudd Tavern Road.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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I-95 Lane Closures in Pennsylvania, Backups and Delays Likely

Lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound Interstate 95 between the Interstate 476 (Exit 7) and Route 352/Route 320 (Exit 6) interchanges in the City of Chester, Delaware County, on Monday, December 18, through Friday, December 22, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for construction activities related to a project to rehabilitate eight bridges over I-95 and CSX Railroad in the city, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is rehabilitating the multi-span, steel girder bridges on Potter Street, Madison Street, Upland Street, Melrose Avenue, Chestnut Street, Edgmont Avenue, and the Crosby Street and Walnut Street pedestrian structures. The contractor is also improving the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street.

PennDOT owns the Edgmont Avenue and Madison Street bridges, and the City of Chester owns the remaining six structures.

In addition to the bridge and ramp improvements, PennDOT’s contractor is repairing Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street; reconstructing curbs and sidewalks; milling and resurfacing the streets; installing a new traffic signal at Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue; upgrading the traffic signal at Morton Avenue and 7th Street; and reconstructing Morton Avenue from 7th Street to 4th Street to lower the road under the Amtrak overpass to increase vertical clearance.


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New I-95 Bridge Set to Open in Massachusetts

On Friday, December 8, at 5:00 a.m., the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will reach a major construction milestone when I-95 southbound traffic shifts to the new southbound Whittier Bridge span.

The contractor will realign southbound traffic on I-95 south between Route 110 in Amesbury and the Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge in Newburyport.

Northbound traffic will then be shifted to the west side of the northbound Whittier Bridge span in late December 2017 to create a safe work zone to construct the Shared-Use Path from Pine Hill Road to Route 110. A future email advisory will be distributed to notify the traveling public when that shift is scheduled to occur.

During these transitions three travel lanes will continue to be maintained in both directions. The Whittier Bridge/I-95 reconstruction project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018 with a total construction cost of $317 Million.

MassDOT encourages drivers traveling through the area to reduce speed and use caution, and expect delays.

This following photograph shows northbound direction of travel on the left of the bridge and southbound direction of travel on the right with MassDOT crews preparing logistics for Friday’s traffic shift.


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